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Serena Williams (R) and Venus Williams of the United States attend an award ceremony following their Australian Open women's singles final in Melbourne on Jan. 28, 2017, in which Serena beat her older sister 6-4, 6-4. The Williams sisters last met in a Grand Slam final at the 2009 Wimbledon Championships. (Photo by Kyodo News Stills via Getty Images)(Kyodo News Stills via Getty Imag)

Serena, Venus played 50 fewer times than Evert, Navratilova

Associated Press | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON JUL 06, 2020 04:08 PM IST
Evert knows that her series of matches through the years against Martina Navratilova — including five finals at Wimbledon, which should be happening right now but was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic — provided compelling contrasts in playing style and backstory.
FILE PHOTO of Martina Navratilova(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO of Martina Navratilova(REUTERS)

Navratilova, McEnroe apologise for Margaret Court Arena protest

Melbourne | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 01:36 PM IST
Navratilova and McEnroe called for Court’s name to be stripped from the second showcourt at Melbourne Park on Tuesday and replaced by Australia’s former world number one Evonne Goolagong.
Margaret Court holds up the women's Australian Open trophy.(AP)
Margaret Court holds up the women's Australian Open trophy.(AP)

Martina Navratilova, John McEnroe apologise for Margaret Court Arena protest

Melbourne | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 01:17 PM IST
Navratilova and McEnroe called for Court’s name to be stripped from the second showcourt at Melbourne Park on Tuesday and replaced by Australia’s former world number one Evonne Goolagong.
Former Australian Open champion Margaret Court watches the men's fourth round match.(AP)
Former Australian Open champion Margaret Court watches the men's fourth round match.(AP)

Navratilova, McEnroe blast ‘homophobic’ Court ahead of Grand Slam honour

Melbourne | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2020 02:11 PM IST
Navratilova said the devout Christian’s deeply conservative views were “actually hurting people”, while McEnroe described Court as a “crazy aunt”, adding that marking her 1970 Grand Slam was a “nightmare” for governing body Tennis Australia.
File photo.(AFP)
File photo.(AFP)

Women’s tennis chief open to transgender players after Martina Navratilova furore

Hong Kong | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2019 03:50 PM IST
The women’s tennis tour would welcome transgender players, its chief executive told AFP on Friday, after Martina Navratilova caused a furore by branding trans athletes as cheats
Garbine Muguruza of Spain plays a forehand in her semi final match against Daria Kasatkina of Russia during day five of the WTA Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship, Dubai Tennis Stadium, February 23, 2018(Getty Images)
Garbine Muguruza of Spain plays a forehand in her semi final match against Daria Kasatkina of Russia during day five of the WTA Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship, Dubai Tennis Stadium, February 23, 2018(Getty Images)

50 years of Open Era tennis: More needs to be done to balance the sport

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2018 07:32 PM IST
Along with celebrating the distinctions this great sport has managed to erase, it is also time to look ahead at how many more remain
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